This virtual, live, symposium is designed to provide participants with an update on key concepts in pediatric surgery that are relevant for maintenance of certification. This is the first course in a series that will ultimately cover most relevant topics in pediatric surgery over a two year curriculum. The format will be case presentations presented by key opinion leaders from around the world with audience and faculty interaction, discussion, polling, and debate. The key points covered will be evidence based.
We have an ambitious goal with this course which will bring together the world leaders in pediatric surgery from key institutions in the field. This format and series will allow them to go through core competencies touching on all relevant concepts and controversies. We will feature world experts in their respective fields as they discuss, disagree and come to a consensus on the optimal treatments for various conditions.
Todd Ponsky is currently Professor of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati and a pediatric surgeon at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Akron Children’s Hospital. He is the Director of Clinical Growth and Transformation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from 1995-1999,Residency in General Surgery at The George Washington University in Washington, DC from 1999-2005, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC from 2005-2007,and an Advanced Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, CO from 2007-2008. Dr. Ponsky was the first to perform and report single port surgery in children and modernized the methods of the laparoscopic pediatric hernia repair. He has published over 125 manuscripts, edited 3 textbooks, and authored over 30 book chapters. He has directed over 50 national/international courses and has given over 200 visiting lectureships. He is the Associate Editor for The Journal of Pediatric Surgery, and serves on three editorial boards. He is the immediate past president of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG) and holds, or has held, leadership positions in the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA), the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the International Society for Pediatric Innovation (iSPI). He has won numerous faculty teaching awards. He is involved in both outcomes and animal research with a focus on inguinal hernia physiology, surgical telementoring, endoscopic repair techniques for pure esophageal atresia, and innovations in education. He founded GlobalcastMD and Stay Current in Surgery, both of which serve to democratize and internationalize medical knowledge and modernize the way we teach and learn surgery.
Whit Holcomb is professor emeritus at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Akron Children's Hospital. Professor of Clinical Surgery at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Akron, Ohio.
Dr. Garrison is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery at CCHMC. He is the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship. His clinical interests include congenital colorectal and esophageal disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and minimally invasive surgery.
Pediatric Oncology Surgeon at the Luis Calvo Mackenna Children's Hospital and Clinica Las Condes Medical Center. Santiago, Chile.
Chief of General and Thoracic Surgery at Children's National Medical Center, Washington D.C.
Attending Surgeon Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Consultant surgeon and Past President of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dr. Martinez-Ferro is the surgeon-in-chief at The Fundacion Hospitalaria Children´s Hospital. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Director of Pediatric Surgery, Akron Children's Hospital, Associate Professor of Surgery at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Akron, Ohio.
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Hofstra NS-LIJ School of Medicine. Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York.
Senior Vice President, and Chief of Surgery, Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care and The Diane and Norman Bernstein Professor of Pediatric Surgery, George Washington University. Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Pediatric Surgeon, Akron Children's Hospital, Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Akron, Ohio.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Brody School of Medicine East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
Dr. von Allmen is the Senior Vice President of Surgical Services and Surgeon-in-Chief at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. von Allmen holds the Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery. His special clinical interests include pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disorders, surgical innovation and surgical robotics. He has been a long term participant in the Surgical Section of the Children's Oncology group, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group.